Tonya Barber became a Guardian ad Litem in 2013.
As a single, working mother, she has still found time to be a voice for children who need one when abuse and neglect happen in their lives. Tonya learned that from seeing those children in her own non-profit work.
“My first case was long and difficult. The best outcome was the trust built with the oldest child. She blossomed from being a child who rarely spoke, indifferent to making friends, and barely passing her classes to a child who speaks up in class, tutors other students, and has lots of friends. To see her smile finally was incredible.”